World Fiddle Day Celebrations in Scartaglin

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World Fiddle Day Celebrations in Scartaglin

Time: May 18, 2018 at 8pm to May 19, 2018 at 12pm
Location: Scartaglin Village Co Kerry
Street: Scartaglin
Website or Map: http://worldfiddledayscartagl…
Phone: 0878516695
Event Type: arts, festival
Organized By: P.J. Teahan
Latest Activity: May 5, 2018

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Over the past five years World Fiddle Day Scartaglin has evolved and involved the other traditions found in Sliabh Luachra today.
Poetry, storytelling, singing, history and art have all been brought back into the fold.
“This year, on May 19th we are going to host our most ambitious project yet and feature the playing of slow airs with contributions from all the other art forms,” In his 1993 RTE Radio One documentary, presenter Peter Browne spoke to many of the contemporaries friends and students of the late Pádraig O'Keeffe.
In the course of the four-part programme titled, 'Pádraig O'Keeffe – The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master,' people who knew and remembered O'Keeffe remarked on his masterful playing of slow airs.

“What inspired this,?
“Was it the Irish language, the poetry of Eoghan Rua Ó Suilleabháin and Aogan Ó Rathille, the songs his mother sang or the rugged terrain of Sliabh Luachra through which he walked every day?

“On Saturday, May 19th at 12 noon, Peter Browne will play his choice of slow air and introduce the question to all participating guests and audience.
“We have invited five great exponents of air playing along with Peter to play a tune of their choosing and tell us why they play it. What in in the name of Sliabh Luachra inspires them to play it?
“After each example of air playing we have six guests from six different art forms who will contribute a piece from their genre.
“They'll tell us what they draw from Sliabh Luachra that contributes to their creative processes,” 
The musicians invited include: Peter Browne, Matt Cranitch, Paddy Jones, Skip Gorman ,Jackie Daly,and Joe Thoma Guest artists: Eileen Sheehan, poetry; Breda Joy, author and journalist; Joe Creedon, sean
nòs singer; John Reidy, photography / artist; Éamonn Ó Braoin, Irish language historian and
Lisa O'Neill, contemporary folk singer/ Songwriter

“It is anticipated and hoped that the audience will join in on the discussion and contribute where they see fit,”
Longterm we believe that to present the various art forms together with a musical thread is our best chance at giving the public the opportunity to see and hear what is being offered in these genres .

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